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Today's News

  • Fast Food convenience store property sold

     

    The property that was home to the Fast Food convenience store has sold. A deed in the Washington County Clerk’s office indicates that the sell was completed on March 23, 2011, and the old store location was bought by Newcomb Oil Company of Bardstown for a total of $425,000 from Haydon Coal and Oil.

  • Project Lifesaver rolls out

    The Washington County Emergency Management department is rolling out a new program just in time for Autism Awareness Month.
    Project Lifesaver, which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, is now available for county residents.
    Kevin Devine, the county’s emergency management director, said anyone interested in the program can now sign up to use the technology.

  • Sunday wine sales pass; ordinance to get second reading

    Horshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery is one step closer to being allowed to sell wine on Sundays.
    However, if the ordinance passes, it will only effect wine sold at wineries.

  • Highway 55 yard sale is April 14-17

    The third annual Hwy. 55 yard sale will make its way through Washington County this year.
    The 147-mile yard sale stretches through Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Marion, Shelby, Taylor, Spencer, Adair, Nelson, Russell and Washington counties.
    This is the first year that Washington County has promoted the event, according to Kathy Elliott with Springfield Main Street Renaissance.
    Tammy Osbourne with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce said space is available for people to set up at Country Place and Ace Hardware.

  • Lebanon autism walk is April 2

    When Lisa Nally-Martin’s first son, Evan, was born, it didn’t take long for her to realize that something wasn’t right.
    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that’s why he wasn’t eating properly.
    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren’t right.
    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn’t doing.

  • BIRTH: Kelly: It's a boy!

    Alicia and Derek Kelly of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2011 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.
    Evan Gregory weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Rickey and Becky Burkhead of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Dianne Kelly of Springfield.

  • BIRTH: Hamilton: It's a boy!

    Ryan J. and Allyson B. Hamilton, Louisville, announce the birth of a son on Feb. 11, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville.
    Jackson Ryan weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Mary Beth Butler, Louisville.
    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Rose Hamilton, Bardstown.
    Great-grandparents are the late Al and Mary Helen Klensch; the late Jack and Faye Butler; Kathleen Hamilton of Springfield, and the late Louis Hamilton; Ernestine Brady of Lebanon, and the late O’Shea Brady.

  • Tips to help you eat right

    Several times this year, the topic for the 4-H News has been nutrition.  Even with the ready availability of safe, inexpensive food in the United States, so many of us eat on the run and don’t take the time to plan and eat nutritiously.  
    Each March, the American Dietetic Association celebrates National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme has been, “Eat Right with Color.”  To help parents make sure that their kids eat right, the ADA and its Foundation have started a new website, www.kidseatright.org.

  • Managing target spot in tobacco

  • County is home to four roadside farm markets

    Washington County is home to four of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Washington County members are: Campbell Farm Wool Art Center, Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works & Sunshine Alpacas of Kentucky, Maple Hill Manor and St. Catherine Farm.